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Henkel and Pregis to develop protective packaging for recycling

September 27/2021

MOSCW (MRC) -- Henkel and Pregis recently joined forces to advance the development of sustainable protective packaging solutions that meet environmental goals and address future packaging requirements, said the company.

The recently rebranded Pregis EverTec  lightweight, recyclable paper cushioned mailer, which is manufactured with EPIX technology from Henkel Adhesive Technologies, was the first example of a shipping solution jointly developed to address the growth of ecommerce packaging.

Henkels EPIX technology enhances paper product functionality and improves performance while maintaining the sustainability and recyclability. The EverTec mailer, manufactured with EPIX, is a lightweight, durable package that can decrease material waste, as well as reduce reliance on corrugated boxes and improve distribution efficiencyall while providing consumers with a curbside recyclable option. To meet significant market demand, Pregis has opened several new U.S. manufacturing sites in 2021.

Pregis and Henkel share a commitment to sustainability that is a part of their operational and organizational philosophies as well as their product innovation strategies. To support their positions, both companies became signatories to the Climate Pledge whose goal is to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.

Because we work with brand owners and retailers every day, we know that they are looking for improved sustainable alternatives to ship their products through the parcel network direct to consumers. Listening closely to their needs, Pregis and Henkel have teamed up to bring advanced packaging technologies to the market in a way that no one else can. Pregis ability to scale this innovative solution in partnership with Henkel demonstrates our shared focus on creating a circular economy and eliminating unnecessary packaging waste, said Tom Wetsch, chief innovation officer, Pregis.

Further, with consumers increasingly making purchasing decisions based on a brands sustainability profile, receiving e-commerce purchases in an EverTec mailer, will signal to them that they are getting packaging that is aligned with their environmental position.

"Seeing the rise in demand for ecommerce shipments, Henkel embarked on the development of a technology that would offer advanced functional and sustainable properties for paper. With a focus on recovery and reuse of cellulose-based protective packaging, our EPIX technology has become a critical component of the Pregis EverTec mailer, said Tilo Quink, global head packaging solutions, Henkel.

Henkel and Pregis will continue to deliver new market-driven packaging that meets requirements for circularity. By working together, the companies aspire to accelerate sustainability commitments of their individual organizations as well as value chain partners and customers.

Henkel are also partnering with Borealis and plastics solutions company Borouge to develop  flexible packaging solutions for detergents containing both virgin polyethylene (PE) and high amounts of post-consumer recyclate (PCR) in efforts to increase sustainability.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,176,860 tonnes in the first half of 2021, up by 5% year on year. Shipments of exclusively low density polyethylene (LDPE) decreased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market were 727,160 tonnes in the first six months of 2021, up by 31% year on year. Supply of homopolymer PP and block-copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymers) increased. Supply of statistical copolymers of propylene (PP random copolymers) subsided.

Henkel operates in three business units, including laundry and home care, beauty care and adhesive technologies.


mrcplast.com
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PE, packaging, Borealis, Henkel, recycling.
Category:General News
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